[ 20. Mai 2016 ]

CALL – [cec-c] – Sines & Squares Call for Works reminder

From: Richard Scott

Subject: [cec-c] Sines & Squares Call for Works reminder

A couple of weeks left to get your proposals, compositions, papers etc

in for Sines and Squares 2016!

Call for Works

Sines & Squares Festival 2016

Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis

|18-20 November 2016 – Manchester, UK|

Submission deadline: 1st June 2016

Website: sines-squares.org


“Sines & Squares” seeks works for its second international festival on

Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis, celebrating the recent

resurgence of analogue and modular synthesizers. Details of the event

and how to submit are shown below.

The Festival will include:

Concerts including live performances including fixed media works

on the theme featuring the baby MANTIS System (large-scale sound

diffusion system)

“Patchbay Sessions” with musical interludes (paper presentationsand

discussion proposals which are intercalated with short etude pieces.

Workshop/s to build Modular Electronics

Keynote speaker/s masterclassx

Modular Fair (demonstrations on systems)*; e.g. Buchla, Serge,

Eurorack, Hordijk and EMS, and also paper sessions

Modular Raffle (including systems and art work donated by sponsors

and participants)

Call for works theme:

The main focus of the event will be on analogue and hardware synthesis

but could include appropriate work realised with or referencing digital

tools (for example Supercollider, Reaktor, Max). The proposal should

have a clear emphasis on synthesis, be innovative and unique.


1] Musical Works

Composers / Improvisers may submit one work in any the following categories:

Short live performance pieces involving modular synthesizers or

similar systems

Works for fixed media with up to eight channels emphasising the

event’s themes

Audiovisual works emphasising the event’s themes

Works for interactive media in live performance emphasising the

event’s themes. Modular Synthesis may be combined with other

technologies; e.g. game-audio / game engine technologies,

interactive tools, etc.

Duration: For this call we are looking for works/performances

preferably under 12 minutes.

2] “Patchbay Session Proposals” (which include papers or discussion


“Patchbay Sessions” are informal paper and discussion presentations.

– We are looking for short abstracts / outlines on any area of Analogue

Electronics and Modular Synthesis, including for example, performance,

design, patching, aesthetics, gender, history, innovation, to name but a


‚The format of the proposal is very open, as long as it fits within the

given 20 minutes duration.

Submission Fee:

There is no submission fee for this call for works


Author/s of selected work must attend the festival should they have a

piece or paper accepted.


We regret we are unable to pay for the costs of transport,

accommodation, etc. for participants whose works were accepted. We

regret we cannot provide performers for the accepted submissions.


Method: Accepted submissions via wetransfer.com (or similar)



with cc/ to:


All submissions must also include the following form:


Download Submission FORM : bit.ly/1UsSgo8


Music and Audiovisual Submissions: Music only in stereo wav, aif or flac

format (e.g. 44.1 kHz /96 kHz/ 16 bit/24 bit). No MP3.

Multichannel submissions accepted but must also be accompanied with a

stereo mixdown/reduction.

Audiovisual submissions only on .mov

Forms including links to online materials (Vimeo, Soundcloud, YouTube,

etc.) are also accepted (as long as they are accessible!)


Sines & Squares will provide the baby MANTIS System (minimum of 16

channel Genelec speakers) in the 350-seat Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall

(Manchester) and a minimum of 4-channel system at the charming Islington

Mill Studios, Salford. We also will provide video projection, mixing

console, microphones, cabling and equipped room for the paper and

discussion sessions and professional technical support. Composers /

performers should bring all the necessary gear (e.g. modular synths,

computers, sound cards, etc) to realise their works.


„Sine & Squares Festival on Analogue Electronics and Modular Synthesis

is organised by the NOVARS Research Centre, at The University of

Manchester, UK and in liaison with Islington Mill Studios, Salford,“ add

„Sound Anatomy, Berlin“ Contact:


with cc/ to




The organisation reserves the right to modify the details and conditions

of this form and call.

31 March 2016

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